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Insurance Law – Coverage Litigation – Bad Faith $550,000 Settlement

On Behalf of | Mar 23, 2017 | Firm News

Created: 23 March 2017

Mahoney Law is pleased to report that it secured a $550,000 settlement on a case against a major, high-profile liability insurance company.  The company had wrongfully denied coverage to an at-fault party by whom our client was harmed.  Our client agreed to accept a judgment against the at-fault party, plus an assignment of rights to sue the at-fault-party’s insurance company for breach of contract and bad faith.  We proceeded with a lawsuit against the insurance company.  The insurance company requested a settlement mediation at which it agreed to pay over half-a-million dollars, far more than they would have had to pay had they honestly dealt with the claim, in good faith, to begin with.  We do not allow insurance companies to bully our clients, or hide documents in discovery, nor do we allow them to get away with denying coverage or denying payment on valid claims.  Win, lose, or draw, we will take them to court and seek a just result — usually they end up paying in the end and regretting not having been honest and straightforward from the start.  They end up simply wasting money to pay defense lawyers substantial fees to work the file to deny, delay, and defend that which is fundamentally indefensible — a tactic that makes little business sense, is unethical, is immoral, and is usually horribly unsuccessful.